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Early Amethyst Beautyberry

SKU: AM014818
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
'Early Amethyst' Beautyberry, with its bright purple berries and brilliant yellow fall color, is a spectacular specimen for the autumn garden. Its manageable size, ease of care, and lush summer leaf canopy make it a favorite shrub for gardeners. Birds are drawn to the berries, which ripen well before those of other beautyberry varieties. (Callicarpa)
key features
Botanical Name
Callicarpa dichotoma Early Amethyst
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Winter Interest, Privacy
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer to fall


3-4 ' tall x 4-5' wide. Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Early Amethyst’ is a notable selection of beautyberry for its bright purple berries that ripen in September, a full month before most others reach peak fall interest. While the species can grow to be quite large, ‘Early Amethyst’ fits nicely in a perennial or mixed border as a backdrop or specimen plant. Grows best in full sun to partial shade. Late winter pruning keeps plants in check and promotes compact growth. Hardy in zones 5-8. Can die back to the ground during harsh winters in cold areas, but will re-flush, bloom, and fruit the following summer. For the best fruiting display, plant in multiples to cross-pollinate each other.